December 2019 – Christmas 2019

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Christmas and New Years

The last year of the month was very quiet for me. I spent about 10 days hanging out with my Mom in my hometown. I watched a bunch of movies, ate way too many cookies, and had a nice Christmas celebration at my ister’s house.

今年の最後の月はとても静かでした 。 故郷で母と十日間のんびりしました。 映画をたくさん見てクッキーを食べ過ぎて妹の家でクリスマスのパーティーをしました。

The weather was surprisingly warm, but we did have one day of heavy snow.


A Walk Down Cheapass Lane

If you played games with me in the 90’s or 2000’s, then you almost certainly played some Cheapass Games, cheap and funny board and card games printed in black and white and stored in white envelopes. Due to economic reasons, Cheapass Games produces very few new games these days. However, the main creator, James Ernest, recently compiled a book called “Cheapass Games in Black and White” that contains the rules to all of those black and white games along with commentary on the history of each game. (You can actually download and print complete PDFs of many of these games for free.) I found the book a fun read as well as a large dose of gaming nostolgia.

90年代と2000年代に私とボードゲームをしてい たら、たぶんCheapass Gamesのゲームをしていたにちがいありません。 そのゲームは安くて面 白くて白い封筒の中にある白黒ゲームでした。 経済的理由に より、このごろCheapass Gamesは新しいゲームをあまり生産しません。 ところがJames Ernestという筆者が最近「Cheapass Games in Black and White」という本を発刊しました。この本 には白黒 のゲームのそれぞれの歴史についての話と共にルールものって います 。(これらのほとんどのゲームのPDFsを無料でダウンロードして プリントもできます。) 本は読むにも、深い郷愁に駆られるにも楽しいと思います。